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Cox sues CDK, cites anticompetitive practices

In a battle between two dealership vendor giants, Cox Automotive is suing CDK Global for anticompetitive business practices.

On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile

It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs.
■ DMVs find a way to boost recall repair rates

Autoliv expects to complete spinoff of electronics business next year

Autoliv expects the spinoff of its electronics business to be completed next year. Its airbag and seat belt business will operate under the Autoliv name.

GM's crystal ball includes owner-driver model, Barra says

GM is investing heavily in ride-sharing, electric vehicles, autonomy and other mobility services in order to put customers and consumers first, and dealers will have to adjust, CEO Mary Barra says.
■ GM could re-enter Europe with self-driving tech or mobility services
■ GM-Lyft relationship? It's complicated

VW expects diesel scandal costs to fall to as low as $4.7B in 2018

VW expects cash outflows of $4.7 billion to 5.9 billion next year in relation to the diesel scandal, down from 17 billion euros this year.
■ Audi drops plan to sell Ducati motorcycle brand

GM making big changes to lighten pickups

It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited its use mostly to luxury vehicles and sports cars.

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On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile

It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles...

GM making big changes to lighten pickups

It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fiber, whose long, labor-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited...

After split, Delphi looks to the future

Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the...

Genesis aiming for 85 to 90 stores

Hyundai Motor America plans to tell dealers by year end which markets it has designated for stand-alone Genesis stores, said Brian Smith, who joined the automaker from Toyota...

Hybrids are better for autonomy, Ford says

Ford countered GM's vision for a large-scale self-driving car deployment in 2019 by detailing plans to launch an autonomous hybrid in 2021 for more diverse commercial uses.

Industry right-sizes its stocks

Automakers have worked off a yearlong surplus of inventory and enter the busy December selling season with stocks slightly below normal for this time of year.

Bilingual staff just the start to success

Spanish advertising, a bilingual staff and a refined sales strategy have helped Downey Nissan lead the brand in new-vehicle sales to Hispanic customers so far in 2017.

An 'olive branch' for BMW dealers

BMW of North America CEO Bernhard Kuhnt is working to revamp the company's culture and improve its relations with the dealership network.

Paralympics bring home Toyota message

Many of the devices and mobility concepts the company is highlighting addresses the challenges of personal mobility, including for the elderly, those recovering from an...

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